Makeup For A Shift In The Seasons

Hi Loves, I had the opportunity to do makeup for an editorial shoot with a local magazine. The wardrobe consisted of lightweight layers and fall outerwear. There were a few different makeup looks that I created for this shoot. My favorite was the second look, where I used gold, bronze, and brown eyeshadows paired with a pretty berry lipstick. I added a bronzer to the model’s face to warm up the look and used a gold highlighter on top of the cheekbones to bring light to the face. I slightly filled in the brows, but kept them more on the …

Summer Makeup

Hi Loves! I’m sure some of you have already seen a few pics I posted on social media of my latest shoot with Newport Beach Magazine for their June/July “Best of Beaches” Issue. The shoot was held on the gorgeous grounds of the Montage in Laguna Beach overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The day started out a bit foggy, but the sun did eventually shine! The theme of the shoot was all about resort wear…with bright hues and bold patterns, paired with the perfect Summer makeup! Let’s get right into my favorite part…the makeup! For this shoot it was all about …

The Mission: Get Gorgeous!

Hi Everyone! I know I’ve said it before, but I seriously love my job! I’d like to share an incredible experience that I had doing makeup for Don Roberto Jewelers. The photoshoot location was at the beautiful grounds of The Mission in San Juan Capistrano lined with great Spanish architecture, fountains, and lush gardens. The view alone was spectacular! The jewelry was just beautiful – from fun colorful designs to traditional bracelets, earrings, and diamond rings. They even had an adorable collection of children’s jewelry! Let’s get to my favorite part…the makeup! Get gorgeous! The first look was classic with …

Interview In ALTER Magazine

I’m so excited & honored that I was selected as Orange County’s Featured Makeup Artist in ALTER Magazine! They asked me so many great questions. Here is the full interview: Debra Johnson for ALTER Magazine Okay let’s get some basic questions out of the way; how did you get started with makeup artistry and hairstyling?  I was working in the corporate world and needed a change. I’ve always been obsessed with makeup, even as a kid. I decided to follow my passion of makeup and attend the Fashion Makeup Artistry Program at Makeup Designory (MUD) in Burbank. From there I worked …

Thumbtack Spotlight Featured Makeup Artist

I am honored to be a Featured Makeup Artist on Thumbtack! Getting that Astonishing Look – Thumbtack Spotlight Featured Makeup Artist My goal as a Makeup Artist is to be creative, achieve the best possible look that I can, and make each person feel great inside and out. It is an extremely rewarding career as a Makeup Artist, assisting someone to feel good about themselves and smile when they look in the mirror. Debra Johnson is a professional makeup artist who has an extensive makeup artistry experience. She has worked for MAC Cosmetics and Shu Uemura, a luxury makeup and …

The Makeup Artist

As a Makeup Artist in Orange County, there are always fabulous opportunities to create art and do what I love. I was truly honored when Sarah Choi and Susan Hong from I61studio contacted me to do an interview to learn more about my art and inspiration. I would like to thank them personally for doing such a fantastic job on this story. To learn more about me and my makeup artistry please click here! Debra of Makeup By Debra I61studio: How long have you been a makeup artist? Debra: Officially since 2007. I was certified as a professional makeup artist …

Wedding Planning Season Is Here!

Wedding Planning Season! I’m happy to share that my makeup work was featured on the cover of COAST Magazine February Issue in addition to a five page bridal fashion spread! I must say that I was thrilled with excitement to be working with such an amazing team and shooting at the beautiful Mission Inn located in Riverside, California. I would like to thank Ralph Palumbo, the photographer for this shoot, for inviting me to be part of his team. It has been an amazing experience to shoot an editorial piece like this one! Also, thank you to Shonna Guinn, hairstylist …